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Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
obama nicolaus the iraq war over. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. i am alison starling. >> i am pamela brown. thanks for joining us on this first day of september. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> high temperatures still. tomorrow we will try for the second most 90-degree days in a given year. today is still hot. 68 in frederick. 70 and culpeper. herndon, 69. total sunshine again today. it will feel like the past couple days, 95 degrees. the inequality is down a notch to code orange for this afternoon. sunny and hot again tomorrow, a few degrees cooler, low 90's. -now to lisa baden. >>> the construction on the hot lanes project is complete for the morning. if everything is open between the american legion bridge and the springfield exit. looks good on 66 and 95 in virginia. 95 maryland, lingering goldwork, but it will not get anything to your travel. leaving the beltway and southbound into colombia, still getting the green light even with the lingering construction. no issues on the g
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Aug 31, 2010 11:15pm EDT
on doubt tape used on kristi. >> fiber evidence is what i think is important. >> reporter: there was more, incriminati incriminating pornography found on his computers the pictures he was looking at home was mirroring that he was doing to his victims. >> male dominating the victim. >> reporter: how disappointing was it that it was their own? >> to go to the victims and say it was one of my own that did this to you it's pretty devastating. >> reporter: sergeant jeff pelo went on trial in may 2008 the most damaging testimony came from his victims. >> i do think his biggest mistakes he chose the wrong women to assaults. the women he survived his attacks were willing to stand up and say what happened. >> reporter: after six weeks the jury returned a damning verdict, guilty on 35 counts of rape, kidnapping and stalking. 25 of those countries for the attack on sarah. he was sentenced to 440 years, one of the longest sentences in illinois history. >> i thought it was important to have this -- to have him be accountable. >> reporter: pelo's wife. >> i felt badly for the victims. i really do. but
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery channel, walked into the networks lobby, firing a shot from a handgun and told the people they're not t
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, but the evacuation means fewer customers this labor day weekend. >> it's going to put a hurting on us. >> reporter: there is a feeling here of relief that no one was hurt and that everyone will here will bounce back quickly. david? >> steve osunsami. >>> the national hurricane center is tracking earl as we move into this holiday weekend. and so we turn to bill read again tonight, the head of the national hurricane center. bill, where is earl right now and how long before we're out of the woods on this? >> right now, earl is south of new england and moving northeast at over 20 miles an hour. it will speed up overnight, come just south of nantucket and cape cod, and then move off into the canadian maritimes during the day on saturday. so, after people get up saturday morning, the skies are going to start clearing. >> that is the good news. you told me earlier that you have your eye on several systems already in the pipeline. >> this is the wave that with us gaston. another wave that came off of africa yesterday. these are ones that we are watching for potential development. and you can see the cluse
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
we are glad you are joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. first, a meteorologist at caskey. >> today will be a lot like the past couple days, high pressure system in place. sunny and hot, but not oppressively humid. hurricane earl is a category 3, downgraded. it will have little to no impact on our local weather this friday and into the weekend. on the beaches there could be some impact mainly with the higher service and dangerous wind conditions. first, a lot of sunshine today, 95 degrees. starting out in the '60s in the suburbs, 76 downtown. >>> we are in great shape. 95 in and of baltimore, construction should be gone on the beltway, 66. noel loureece on 66 outside the beltway. heading south to richmond between fredericksburg and richmond after the thornburgh exit, yesterday's bill was an accident with a truck that went off the road. it was loaded with tyres and the tires caught on fire. there brushfires and the right lane is still blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this
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Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
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Sep 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
seaboard. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this early thursday, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin is in the weather center with what to expect for the day ahead. >> looks nice for the immediate metro area. coastal flood advisory for later this afternoon. those are areas accustomed to title f. we have temperatures for the most part holding in the '60s and '70s. temperatures from north carolina although weather above network. we will show you temperatures of 75 in gaithersburg, 73 in fairfax. if the satellite and radar are quiet, but lower right-hand corner of the screen, hurricane earl pushing towards the north- northeast. we will keep up stated throughout the morning. first, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's lo
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 6:30pm EDT
: and by the president, the night before mother's day. >> this is a tough holiday for rahm emanuel because he's not used to saying the word "day" after "mother." >> reporter: two years ago, the president pressured emanuel to become his chief of staff, thinking emanuel's experience as a member of congress and former political director for the clinton white house would be indispensible for the president's ambitions agenda. a job he said he would do for at least two years. >> reporter: are you here until the end of 2010 for sure? >> yes. >> reporter: beyond? >> mind if i talk to my wife first about it? >> reporter: but he made no secret of his desire to head to the city with big shoulders. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor of the city of chicago. that's always been an aspiration of mine even when i was in the house of representatives. >> reporter: so from almost the very moment chicago mayor richard daley announced he would not seek re-election, emanuel and the president began talking about his departure. white house officials praised emanuel today for successfully strategizing for and pushing thro
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 7:00am EDT
, churning up 40-foot waves. now that rough surf is moving to the u.s. as igor moves up atlantic. full details straight ahead. >>> a new republican taking center stage. indiana congressman mike pence a surprise winner, he beat out newt gingrich, mitt romney, even sarah palin. will he run for president? what do you think about the latest of the christine o'donnell dabbling in witchcraft. we'll talk to him live in just a moment. >> he is coming up. >>> as in the next half hour, we have a major announcement. we're launching a search for the newest member of the "gma" family. anyone can apply. >> our version of "dear abby." >> that's it. >>> we look to hurricane igor. david kerley is some bermuda. >> reporter: hey, george, this is igor right now, it is so big, so massive, the tropical storm winds are going to continue through most of the day. the island getting hammered. the good news, it came ashore, apparently no fatalities. igor, howling through the streets. while igor may be a category 1 as it hits bermuda. this is a massive storm with heavy winds and the storm wall will pound the isla
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to the high tide -- actually the tide is going out and the breakers are coming in not even nearing the wall here on the boardwalk. the water is still 25 yards out from the boardwalk. we have chris. i know you went to an emergency preparation meeting today. tell us what's going on and how they are preparing and reacting. >> they talk about nor'easters usually affecting ocean city more than a hurricane. there is more than 100,000 people in ocean city. in the the fall when they get the nor'easters there is a lot fewer people there. they have a lot of police out. we're watching officers drive up and down the boardwalk all morning long but there still have been a lot of people checking out earl. >> ocean city police ordered people off the beaches. strong winds begin to batter the maryland coast. >> i don't think it is bad t
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> good morning, america. i'm elizabeth vargas. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, september 3rd. and we have breaking news overnight. hurricane earl smashes against the carolinas. 105-mile-per-hour winds. waves up to 30 feet high. flooding the outer banks. the storm threatens to swamp beaches all the way to maine. >> eastern long island and massachusetts are next in its path. and will face hurricane conditions within 24 hours. sam leads our team of correspondents, live from the storm zone. >>> also breaking overnight, a suspicious package grinds miami's airport to a halt. the bomb squad called in, as thousands of travelers are evacuated and a suspect is arrested. >>> and not again. another oil rig explosion in the gulf, flinging 13 oil workers into the water. an eerie refinder of the deadly bp disaster. what went wrong this time? >>> you see the surf there. hello, everyone. we hope you're set for a fun labor day weekend. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. wel
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
kennedy is live in north carolina. she joins us with the very latest. >> we are finally getting some heat -- decent weather at the outer banks. overnight, we have dramatically and followed by 12 hours of rain. what is left behind is this incredible surf and tourist were trying to get a jumpstart on their vacation. correcting girl was a powerful category three hurricane when it passed off the coast of north carolina's outer banks. wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour felt overnight. this man rode out the storm in his home. his house sustained minimal damage and today, he is without power. >> i did not sleep at all. we have done it before. and we will do it again. >> the storm surge from hurricane earl was between 2-3 feet, resulting in over wash on the ocean road. heavy machinery was brought in to remove water and sand from the street. this family heeded the mandatory evacuation order. by daylight, they were back to their vacation rental, trying to salvage what was left of their trip. >> i was just chomping at the bit to get back. we are staying through the labor day weekend. we're happy to
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. it is not expected to make direct landfall, but will likely send a high wind and the possible storm surge to the u.s. coast. >> we have to be ready to go. >> the national hurricane center downgraded it to a category 3 this morning. this is the first time in two decades that a hurricane threatens such an large portion of the eastern seaboard. courtney robinson reporting. >> thank you. let's get the latest on its strength and its track. adam caskey has new information. >> it is still a category 3 hurricane. the maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. there's a hurricane watch for most of the eastern shores. delaware, maryland, virginia. there's a hurricane warning for eastern north carolina along the outer banks. they anticipate a hurricane like conditions over the eastern north carolina area, out of banks. it is a category 3, maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour of. there is a well-defined eye. notice the orange color. that is dry air being sucked into the center of the system. that is why it wheaton -- weakened. we anticipate it brushing close to the north carolina coast. locally, we c
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
are live in baltimore to break down the investigation. >> we know tonight that the gunman used a different name when he signed hint here at the hospital early this morning. hours later, he was a wanted man. he quickly moved in and the entire eighth floor of the nelson building was evacuated. a big portion of the world famous medical center was on locked down until the standoff ended. it ended on the gunman's terms. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway. >> a terrifying situation -- and >> it has now turned into a mysterious murder-suicides situation. we know the mother was suffering from back pain. police say during a conversation with the doctor, he was overcome with emotion. >> my boss told me what happened. there was a man running around with the gun. >> he became so distraught that he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot the doctor. he barricaded himself in the room where his ill mother was confined to a bed. >> we had all these stairwells covered. >> after three hours, they made themselves into the room and found parties on the grounds. >> he wonders why there -- >> ther
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 2:35am EDT
of transportation calls it a distracted driving epidemic. >> everybody thinks they can use their cell phone and drive and drive safely, and you can't. >> reporter: new government numbers show distracted driving last year killed nearly 5,500 people. and injured nearly 500,000. the grim toll despite hard-hitting public service announcements. tough new state laws. what will it take to make a dent? russell and kimberly hurd have been asking that since their daughter heather died while driving to meet her wedding planner. >> we were very, very angry. we could not believe our daughter could be taken from us by somebody who was texting. >> reporter: they say what's needed is a change in attitude. >> we want you to turn the cell phone off. we're living proof that in three or four seconds, your entire life can change. and certainly we'll never be the same again. >> reporter: the hurds say distracted driving must become as unacceptable as drunk driving. they have also pushed for tough laws, bans on texting and cell phones while driving. but they say ultimately, they hope stories like theirs will caus
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Sep 2, 2010 12:05am EDT
. that's our report for tonight. i'm terry moran. for cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and all of us at abc news, good night, america. >> dicky: tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> president took sasha to play miniature golf. with cameras rolling, the kid dropped a hole in one. >> actually went to the town of sandwich for the sandwich that was invented. i ate a lot of sandwiches. >> jimmy: and -- >> they were really good. >> jimmy: i was coming out of a restaurant. the special was meat loaf. i met meat loaf outside. i started laughing like a maniac. >> injury and humiliation. we'll teach you how to fight back. >> i want you to hide this somewhere. we're going to get some lunchboxes. what it really is is muscle reading. >> he doesn't have any muscles. ladies and gentlemen, the money is -- ♪ no pain ♪ no mercy ♪ no weakness ♪ i -- i -- i feel this >> dicky: "jimmy kimmel live" back in two minutes with hayden christensen, criss angel and musiclooks ozzy osbourne.ouncer] doesn't it. but look below the surface. your mouth is no different. brushing leaves teeth looking clean, but million
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
-year old son. >> of as a little anxious at first because they ran us out of the building, but they got the kids out safely. in a very good man. i cannot commend them enough. the discovery channel has practiced its evaluation procedure short after 9/11. some of the employees stayed behind in the building to help hostage negotiators and police. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage. we will look at the life of the man at the center of the standoff, coming up. >>> are other the big story, the latest on hurricane earl. the east coast is getting ready as the storm moves north. virginia, maryland, north carolina understates of emergency. federal disaster officials are moving emergency teams as a precaution. people are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there hav
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
-week vacation and drive back to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> reporter: 18 hours? >> yes, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. >> reporter: the storm is fearsome and still forecast to but state officials worry it >> there have been times when people have sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours it's right on top of us. bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the orders are called for. >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
down. good morning, washington. tds friday morning. i'm glad you could join us today. we're arrive in ocean city, maryland with a check on conditions but we begin with a quick check on traffic and weather and start to the holiday weekend. >> let me tell you, a really nice afternoon on the way or looking forward to across most of the area, however, the further east you go, that is going to run into the bigger problems. adam will have more on that in just a few minutes. temperatures a very comfortable start. 73 in fairfax. martinsburg looking at 77. there is the hurricane creeping up on the right hand side of your screen but a cold front, a strong cold front arrived later on today and that's going to bring much cooler temperatures for the upcoming holiday weekend. breezy and hot once again. near 90 degrees for a daytime high. the high temperatures come tomorrow. let's head over to lisa live in the traffic center. it is a good run this morning. construction already complete in triangle. northbound traffic is good. southbound in virginia there is a minor crash on the left side with tra
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Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
news at noon, on your side. >> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. we begin with the latest on hurricane earl. it is losing steam as it swirls off the coast. it is not a category one storm. but the heavy rain and winds -- it is now a category one storm, but the heavy rain and winds have caused a stir. coastal communities are not out of the woods just yet. we go live to atlantic beach, north carolina, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these waves con
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Sep 1, 2010 3:20am EDT
, the long road home. as president obama said last night, the u.s. combat mission in iraq has come to an end. >> when our brave fighting men and women arrive back home there will be many smiling faces waiting for them. >> reporter: surprised faces overflowing with tears and love. for everyone, long journey ended. stru hugs so tight they seem to squeeze the months of worry away. there's the 10-year-old who made brave video diaries. >> master sergeant joe meyers is in iraq right now. >> not knowing, later at school -- >> there's my daughter. >> hey, baby. come here. >> daddy! >> reporter: in another classroom, a navy s.e.a.l., senior chief terry doss, appearing in daughter terian's third grade. waiti ining one year for daddy come home. >> reporter: and in san antonio, texas, another surprise. little taylor rias can't believe her eyes. >> i was thinking it was something different but it was my daddy. >> reporter: eight months without him, an eternity for a 5-year-old. >> it's a real joy to see her run to me like that. i'm not going to cry. >> reporter: when you're finally together, feeling too
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Sep 2, 2010 3:05am EDT
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Sep 4, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> and need for speed. erin andrews takes us inside a nascar race car as it hits top speeds. can she handle 4 gs at 170 miles per hour? >>> good morning, america. and good morning, dan harris. just back from iraq. where you were covering the official end to the combat mission there. >> thank you. i was back here. >>> want to talk about the weather this weekend. hurricane earl is now tropical storm earl. it moved past long island about 8:00 p.m. last night. 11:00 p.m., it was downgraded to a tropical storm, with sustained winds at 70 miles per hour. it was that strength it swept by cape cod and nantucket. >> so, the good news is that storm wasn't that bad. no hurricane-force winds. no widespread damage. the bad news is that the storm has created serious migraines on this labor day weekend, with travel delays, dangerous 15-foot waves in some areas and a ton of rain in new england. in north carolina this morning, they're trying to get those flooded roads open again, so vacationers can get back out to the outer banks. now, we're hearing that there are two more storm systems teed up out in the atl
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Sep 2, 2010 7:00am EDT
efforts. we have coverage all up and down the coast this morning. and, of course, sam starts us off from the north carolina coast in atlantic beach, where everyone is on high alert. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. the waters are chopping up this morning because earl is about 350 miles away from where we're standing right now. as george said, bigger and stronger than it ever was. at 145 miles per hour, this storm is just ten miles away. 10-mile-per-hour change in the winds, from a rare category 5 hurricane. here's the latest track on earl. here's what is expected this storm will do over the next two or three days. that is move along the carolina coastline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt here. to continue to curve up the shoreline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt near cape cod. and all the way along, we'll see waves in the 12 to 16-foot category. earl may have been a storm that was difficult to get everyone's attention with. but now, it's a storm that demands attention. >> this eye looks about 25 miles wide. >> reporter: it's an exclusive view of the eye of earl. fr
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
center is open as the delmarva peninsula braces for the arrival. >> we want people to use common sense and be safe. there will be sunshine in ocean city tomorrow. >> the son is not shining yet, but the waves are pounding the maryland coast. they have been pretty big. the rip currents are dangerous enough that surfing is not allowed today and swimming could likely be restricted this weekend. the story really is the wind is picking up. we have seen some rain. the waves are impressive as hurricane earl is making its way up the eastern seaboard. reporting from ocean city, chris van cleve. >> thank you. >>> montgomery county pope urban search and rescue team will help parts of massachusetts deal with it. the team left late last night, activated by the federal emergency management association. team members are trained at rescuing victims trapped. >> new york and new england are getting ready for whatever the storm brings. it is still lashing n.c. with winds and rain. family schmidt has the latest. >> this is as it began to move past atlantic beach, n.c. last night, bus in the outer banks as
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Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> we expect to get an update from police later this afternoon. the authorities tell us they have to have this thing cleared in silver spring later today. for the latest, my colleague courtney robinson. >> we still have police here in silver spring at the discovery building. also here, dozens of workers who were turned around -- while many could not talk on camera, one woman said that she feels blessed. >> i kept calming him down. quizzed christopher says that he came face-to-face with james one week ago on the bus. he was passing of christian cards when he offended lee who went unleash. he says that he saw him around 12:00 a.m. yesterday pushing cardboard boxes. he had no idea they contained explosives. matt worse for discovery, but was not inside when lee came in sight with the boxes and fired a gun in the lobby. he had left work for the day, and is surprised. >> you need key cards and access to get everywhere, so i usually feel safe here. >> today he and many others returned to work of the discovery building. but it is not only those who work there who were shaken. people just
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Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
that he was acting alone. they are looking for any car that leak may have been using. -- lee may have been using. the discovery network is trying to get back to normal. >> we are so relieved that this ended peacefully export all of our employees. no one was hurt. the hundred or so children from our day care center where all protected -- protected and home safe. >> we have also learned more details from the chief of police about the final seconds of this standoff inside the discovery lobby. we have learned that a swat team members had worked its way to the point where they were just around the corner from the hostages and the lobby of the discovery building. i just before 5:00, they thought they heard a pop that might be something like a gun fire. the officers came around the corner added that point, they took several shots, killing james lee in the lobby of the building. >> our coverage on the discovery gunman continues. we have video of james lee. you spoke with someone who was with him yesterday morning. >> we are learning quite a bit more. i want to show you this at discovery headquarte
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Sep 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, and linsey davis has been on cape cod to tell us how they're preparing. >> reporter: good evening, diane. what a beautiful day it's been here today. and that's exactly while officials are essentially saying to people on cape cod, look, if you plan on leaving any time soon, today is the day to do it. the concern is that the weather and water conditions will only continue to go downhill. now, we got a chance to get out on the water today, and that's where you can really start to see earl's effects. normally, we're talking about two to four-foot waves. right now, they're almost twice that and expecting at least 20-foot waves by tomorrow night. many tourists hit the beach today, but they were not allowed to go swimming if they were on the ocean side of the beach. all of the beaches expected to be closed tomorrow. and diane, the fear is that the water will simply be too rough and dangerous. >> okay, linsey, thanks to you. we'll let you know at the end of the broadcast the very latest, at that moment. >>> we turn now, though, to the gulf of mexico. and an incredible sense of deja vu. an oil pl
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Sep 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
hurricane, very closely. earl makes his way towards us. he's still on track to sideswipe the east coast, with hurricane watches for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying after seven years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 election. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of
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Sep 30, 2010 4:00am EDT
, sending concentrated sunshine on the poolside patrons. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. well, get ready for a drencher, up and down the east coast today, with air delays stretching nationwide. >> it's all because of a powerful storm system, already spawning possible tornadoes and tearing apart trees. we begin coverage now with emily schmidt. >> reporter: it's hard to know, looking at all of the rain falling all along the east coast. if people are testing the water. >> first tropical storm i've ever been in. so, it's kind of cool. >> reporter: or is the water testing them? north carolina's governor declared a state of emergency, after wilmington at 18 inches of rain since sunday. 4 months worth of water in 100 hours. one inch more would top a record set by hurricane floyd a decade ago. for landscape businesses, it's disappointing. >> it hurts you. like four days in the house doing nothing. >> reporter: for others, it's disorienting. >> i normally make my swing around to go to this box over here. to deliver. and the pavement, you know. >> reporter: clarence williams drive
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Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
in the atlantic. it threw all its moisture and formed a low right over us last night. it's no longer a tropical system. it's just a big storm that's going to behave like a nor'easter and move inland all the way up the northeast. but it has plenty of rain with it. we're talking about a lot of communities coming in with flooding like this. this is right here, on my boots. robin, that's about a foot of rain we're standing in. many places from washington to new york, will see four to six inches of rain out of this storm. robin? >> it's such a mess. sam, we'll have more from you coming up. >>> we have breaking news for parents. a massive recall of children's products, including millions of tricycles and highchairs, all made by fisher price. lisa stark is in bethesda, maryland, with details on this. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: robin, these are the recalled products. everything from a highchair to a small, toy car. they have serious safety flaws. parents should stop using them immediately. it's a major recall, involving four, different fisher price products. first, nearly 1 million highchairs. so
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Sep 1, 2010 12:20am EDT
's our report for tonight. for all of us at abc news, good night, america. >> dicky: tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> jimmy: wow. are all your clothes custom snaed have you ever walked into a store and purchased something off the rack? >> not even underwear. they don't make it that big. >> jimmy: you don't arrest snooki. it's like arrested the sun for rising. it's what she does. have you seen the mug shot? i think all the drinking and tanning might be taking its toll on snooki. if i had to choose one word of the season, that word would be "amazing." >> amazing guys. >> it was wicked amazing. >> jimmy: how does it work that you're making out 24 hours before you get proposed to with another person? >> yeah, babe, how does that -- >> i didn't do that! >> jimmy: is this your first fight? >> certainly a lot of paparazzi here waiting for her imminent release. she walked in here for a 90-day sentence and it looks like she'll be able to walk out after just 12 days. >> yeah! >> jimmy: there is a candidate for governor in tennessee that caught my eye. >> i'm basil marceau.com. >> jimmy: he's
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Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a shot and told everyone to stay put. if an hour later the officers began negotiating with him on the phone until 5:00 p.m. when he threatened a hostage. police snipers pulled the trigger. >> hart tactical units moved in at that point and shot the suspect. -- our tactical units. >> workers were told to evacuate or to hide. those working your 900 down as well. >> it was scary. >> lee was the only casualty, but police still took action after hearing this boom. several loud booms word and a bomb squad disrupted the devices that he brought into the building. back out of here alive, police are in front of discovery headquarters.
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
standing at 9.6%. that is higher than anybody wanted to be. rebecca cooper lives at -- joins us live from the studio. >> it shows the eight straight month in which the numbers of new private-sector jobs went up. that did not stop unemployment from going up this month. president obama is vowing a new approach. it was not by much, but the new unemployment numbers to go up just enough for the bad news to overshadow the good news. the total unemployment is now at 9.6%. today, president obama was quick to point out that the economy was losing 750,000 jobs a month. today's jobs show deep private sector created 67,000 new jobs last month. that is more than analysts expected. more needs to be done, he said. >> that is why i am calling on congress to make passing a this -- a small business jobs bill its first order of business. >> president was asked -- the economy is moving in a positive direction. jobs are being created. they are not being created as fast as they need to. >> president obama at promised a new package of economic ideas. republicans say the president does not also extend tax cuts f
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Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. it will continue to race by bringing some heavy storms and strong winds. meanwhile for us, behind it it will feel like a different season and a different weather pattern. i would tell you about the details. >>> girl did not get close enough to do any major damage to north carolina. minimal damage has been reported along the eastern seaboard. we have the latest video of earl's path. >> this could have been much worse. just 44 hours ago earl was a category 4 storm. they are taking no chances. >> on the nantucket shoreline, the waves are getting higher. >> we will take it. >> in maize are sandbagging boston's south shore. -- inmates are sandbagging boston's south shore. >> we're expecting heavy rain. >> on long island, they are boarding up windows. the outer banks were slammed overnight and early friday. a mile per hour winds and torrential rains. >> it is almost like you are in a sandstorm. >> coastguard vessels were tossed like toys in a bathtub. the rain was relentless. >> the rain was hitting be when it so hard. >> in areas normally packed with labor day tourists, it looked like wetlands. >> all
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Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
also revealed to us that -- that he may have pulled out a gun and pointed at one of the hostages and that is what prompted police to shoot him in front of the discovery communications building. we have been following this situation all day long. he is live now in the newsroom. >> you talk about what the police chief just referenced. it people at discovery were familiar with james j. lee. perhaps they had no idea that he would take it to this extent. but as they scoured the internet and read the long list of demands that he had written of discovery, his distaste for discovery certainly had been growing. >> on his myspace page, an ominous looking photo with the caption, i am ready to do something. james j. lee seemed poised for a dramatic act and it would not be his first grade in 2008, commotion outside the discovery channel headquarters after he was handing out fliers that offered $200,000 in property forever could put up with an idea that would -- for a tv show that would help save the planet. >> there is a crazy man handing out money. >> he was arrested for disorderly conduct a
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Sep 2, 2010 11:35pm EDT
. as the wind moves the water from the ocean and the sound, right on top of us. people here have been forced to evacua evacuate. there's been a mandatory evacuation in place and for good reason. this is very low-lying area. officials are telling residents who decided to stay that now is the time to stay put, baton down the hatches and ride this one out. bill? >> okay, steve, watching what is now a category 2 storm there, but still, as you saw, very powerful. and for some, watching these big storms is more than just an accidental pursuit. we set out with a team of hurricane trackers in north carolina and then they went up in the air with exclusive access to a nasa flight through the air of this storm. here's john berman. >> reporter: it is a nervous, wet and windy night in north carolina. the eye of hurricane earl continuing its dangerous flirtation with the coast. but the gusting gales going all the way. pounding the shore. this is the beginning of earl's impact on the east coast. with 26 million people near its potential path, watching nervously. our camera flew into the eye of the storm to
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in the building. someone in attendance soot -- sent us this photo of the a twitter. -- via twitter. >> he was the calming influence in that room. he helped with negotiations. >> again, the breaking news at this hour is that we learned that he was in possession of eight devices. they would not characterize how powerful they were, but he said they were devices. there were taken very, very seriously. the police chief says they want to make sure that mr. lee was acting alone here. they are still looking for the car he may have been operating yesterday just to make sure that does not pose a danger to the community. they want to wrap up their clock -- investigation. >> thank you. >>> we have learned that a news producer was able to make contact during that standoff. here is a snippet of that conversation. >> if you have a gun? >> i have a gun and i had a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. >> the producer called the discovery building and james lee picked up the telephone. >> we are learning so much more about james lee. he was known for his strong beliefs on popula
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Sep 3, 2010 3:05am EDT
asked the type of specific work they were doing. they weren't able to confirm for us what exactly the responsibilities there junior there were initial reports of a mile-long oil sheen spotted near the blast site. the coast guard knocked down those reports. >> coast guard helicopters on-scene and vessels on-scene have no reports of a visible sheen in the water. >> reporter: experts say this explosion is nowhere near as serious as last april's explosion at the deepwater horizon site. >> we obviously have response assets ready for deployment should we receive reports of pollution in the water. >> reporter: congress isn't wasting any time with another oil platform explosion. some house democrats are already demanding answers. the house energy and commerce committee is asking scott josie, president and ceo of mariner energy, for a briefing on the incident. for abc news, eric barajas, louisiana. >>> meanwhile, at the site of the bp oil well, engineers there have removed a temporary cap that last month stopped all that gushing oil. no additional oil has seeped into the water because the
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Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
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Sep 4, 2010 11:30pm EDT
job of using his hands. having the awareness to get out of bounds to stop this clock. >> brent: and he's gone. met cal attention for peterson. he'll be off the field. ten seconds to go and yates, tonight, against this defense has thrown for 403 yards. >> brent: this would be f-lsu get thons and loses this the most devastating loss les myles experienced against a team decimated by suspensions, now here come the tar heels. >> kirk: chance for two plays, experience is key. got to get the football thrown into the end zone once and give yourself another chance here with ten seconds to go. >> brent: safeties standing back on the goal line. yates snaps it quickly. tight end out of bounds. pianalto. stepped out of bounds, had a huge night. eight catch, 75 yard, give him a life, getting out of bounds, they are now down to the 6 yard line. >> kirk: lsu has the all american. one side, true freshman, 14 right there. adams on the bottom had success on the quick slant. >> brent: yates the other way. high, incomplete. went into the back of the end zone. pianalto was the intended receiver. >> kirk: th
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